Those are the Bylin family of Massachusetts and they are building a Tiki 46 with their three lovely daughters just across the line north of Providence about an hour away from our summer mooring. They are from South Africa. He is a BBQ champion and together they can cook up incredible meals for the picnics we all like to have among the New England Tiki 46 group of builders. They all have something to say and it is always fun with them around. Their kids are about the same age as yours. The parents said if the kids wanted to come sail, they could help build the boat or else pay for the cruising like regular customers. Everybody is helping! I think the oldest girl is in college but living at home. They decorate the bow nicely.
Ann and Nev
Hi Jeff and Sue and girls,
Good to hear from you. I was in Arcadia last summer and looked you up in the phone book. When I got the disconnected message it gave me a great big grin because I knew it meant that you had all moved aboard and were long gone.
You might have seen our new boat on a mooring in West Grand Traverse Bay near the coal dock a few years ago. I too had noticed that it hadn't gone in the water for a couple years so I found out who owned it and called him up, thinking I may be able to get a deal on it since it was just sitting in the boat yard. Believe it or not, the guy just gave it to me. I'm starting to believe in Bill's Manjack Magic theory that, if you wish for something hard enough, it will appear. There was certainly nothing I wanted more than a Wharram, and now I own one. We're going to haul it out this winter and add a pod, a galley, an engine nacelle and change the masts. We have one house almost sold, one house almost finished and the newest member of our crew due in January. The plan is to be living aboard by early next summer.
Abby and Scarlet and I would love to see you guys and take you for a sail. I'm sure you would have some good suggestions about how to fix up the boat. How long are you in Arcadia? Did you bring Kittiwake north or is she still down south? Give us a call.
Brian, Abby, Scarlet and baby
wonderful to be able to 'take a sail" with you all via the video. It would look good with a Bahamian island in the distance too! Lake Worth to Great Sale, to Green Turtle. Try it! Love, ann and Nev
The boat is in Pensacola. We plan to splash again on feb 2nd. We had plans for central America, but famiy members are wanting to fly down and see us in march and april. So we will go to the Keys and then the banamas-Nassau or Exumas. From there we are no quite sure.
Hello for some strange reason I thought that you were selling this boat and now it says that you're going to splash it I'm looking for a boat not immediately but definitely in the near future unless I find something super super awesome for a deal I have the cash I just don't have a place to put the boat I'm waiting on my partner because I'm an amputee and a definitely need assistance launching I want to eventually do a transpack or a circumnavigation so I'm looking for something nearly New building one for myself might be a huge stretch I'd love to do it .!